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McDonald Bernard: Surgical apparatus for closing wounds. Christie Parker & Hale, July 23, 1974: US3825010 (240 worldwide citation)

There is described apparatus for repairing lacerations or closing surgical incisions by means of a pair of carrier strips on which are mounted a plurality of curved stylets that can be inserted into the tissue on either side of the wound. A combined applicator, fastener, and bandage is used to grip ...


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McDonald Bernard: Surgical retractor. Christie Parker & Hale, April 30, 1974: US3807393 (199 worldwide citation)

This surgical retractor has a pair of opposed slat-like sides interconnected at their respective ends with divergence at both ends so that the slats are elastically bowed in arcuate paths with the concave sides of the slats facing each other. Each of the slats has cooperating ratchet and pawl arrang ...


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McDonald Bernard: Surgical retractor. Robert L Parker et al, January 1, 1974: US3782370 (141 worldwide citation)

This surgical retractor has a pair of opposed slat-like sides interconnected by an elastic V-shaped end piece so that the side slats are elastically bowed in arcuate paths with the concave sides of the slats facing each other. Each of the slats has cooperating ratchet and pawl arrangements to permit ...


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McDonald Bernard: Medical examining instrument. October 2, 1973: US3762400 (40 worldwide citation)

A device for viewing the cervix and vaginal segment of a human uterus has a plurality of blades removably mounted on a holder. The blades are elongated transparent members and have an internal cavity closed near one end of the blade and open at the opposite end. The cavity is relatively wider in one ...


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McDonald Bernard: Medical examining instrument. Medical Testing Systems, Loveman Edward H, December 3, 1974: US3851642 (39 worldwide citation)

An improved vaginal speculum having hollow transparent plastic blades that fit on tangs extending from a handle. A lower tang is fixed to the handle at about a right angle. A slider can move along the handle and is held in an extended position by a ratchet. The upper tang is mounted on an arm extend ...


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McDonald Bernard: Medical examining method and means. July 10, 1973: US3744481 (30 worldwide citation)

A device for viewing the cervix and vaginal segment of a human uterus has two, three or four elongate blades removably mounted on a holder. The blades are adjustable to spread and to retain the vaginal walls including the cervico-vaginal fornix for visual observation and accessibility of surgical in ...


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McDonald Bernard: Urine collection and analysis device. Christie Parker & Hale, July 15, 1975: US3894845 (26 worldwide citation)

A device useful in medical laboratories for receiving urine and performing analyses thereof is described. In a preferred embodiment urine flows into portions on either side of a unitary housing. The two side portions are interconnected by an overflow reservoir. Urine first fills a plurality of upper ...


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Side Anthony J, McDonald Bernard: Powder inhaler. Christie Parker & Hale, June 10, 1975: US3888252 (20 worldwide citation)

A device for inhaling medicinal powders or the like is described. The device is a tube containing a desiccator through which a person inflates a balloon. Means are provided for maintaining the balloon in an inflated state. The tube is then assembled to a mouthpiece with a capsule retainer in the air ...


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McDonald Bernard: Uterine specimen collecting method. November 27, 1973: US3774590 (19 worldwide citation)

A specimen collecting method comprises an elongate clincical instrument having a blade and handle for collecting cells and tissues from body cavities, particularly for the detection of squamous carcinoma of the cervix. Two slanted spaced-apart edges on the blade tip describe a conical path during ma ...


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McDonald Bernard: Ear, nose and throat examining instrument. Christie Parker & Hale, November 19, 1974: US3848587 (17 worldwide citation)

This instrument has an elongated handle with a non-round speculum supporting tang extending laterally from the handle at one end. A fiber optic bundle extends through the handle and terminates at the end of the tang for conducting light from a remote light source and illuminating a body cavity. A va ...